Foodies everywhere should know that it's Hatch Chile season--the best time of year for those tasty treats from Hatch, New Mexico, aka "Chile Capital of the World." If you love the peppers but don't want to go through the trouble of preparing them yourself (pepper preparation is a fine art), then head on over to Blue Mesa where, as a part of their 13th Annual Hatch Chile Festival, you can partake in the Hatch Dinner Party. On the menu for the evening will be treats like green chile steak, green chile stacked chicken enchiladas, and the award-winning shrimp and Oaxaca cheese relleno. Dinner will be served at all Blue Mesa locations Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $16.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids, with El Jimador drink specials available; reservations are recommended. Visit bluemesagrill.com.
Mondays-Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Starts: Aug. 20. Continues through Sept. 30, 2009